Junk in the Trunk June 22

Rochester’s Community resale event is on Saturday, June 22. Over 50 residents and crafters will sell their new and used merchandise from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Farmers’ Market Upper Lot in Downtown Rochester. “We are really excited for Junk in the Trunk” said Jenna O’Dell, Rochester Downtown Development Authority Events Coordinator. “We have over 50 residents and crafters who are also looking forward to the event. Between area residents, Downtown Rochester businesses and crafters, … [Read more...]

Junk in the Trunk in Downtown Rochester

Shop Rochester’s Community resale event on Saturday, June 23. Over 50 residents and crafters will sell their new and used merchandise from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Farmers’ Market Upper Lot in Downtown Rochester. “We are really excited for the return of Junk in the Trunk,” said Jenna O’Dell, Rochester Downtown Development Authority Events Coordinator. “We have over 50 residents and crafters who are also looking forward to the event. Between area residents, Downtown Rochester … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss the Final Day of the Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market

2014 Season Ends on Saturday, October 25 On closing day of the market, Saturday, October 25, ghouls and goblins are invited to participate in trick-or-treating from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m it was announced via press release. Children will receive free goodie bags complements of the Rochester Downtown Development Authority and market vendors will have treats available at their booths. Don’t forget to pick up your fall bounty including squash, pumpkins, apples, cider and more! Now in its 15th … [Read more...]

Rochester City Beautiful Commission sets their sights on improving accessibility at the Community Garden

The Rochester City Beautiful Commission (CBC) recently celebrated their third year since being reestablished by City Council in the fall of 2010. The reactivated commission has a lot to be excited about in their current year. The first is the newly added ADA accessible driveway at the Community Garden. “Anyone who has participated in the Community garden for the last few years can attest to the challenge of carrying flats of plants or wheelbarrow loads of compost up the hill from the … [Read more...]

Shoppers wanted for Junk in the Trunk

Come shop Rochester’s Community resale event on Saturday, September 14! Over 45 residents and crafters will sell their new and used merchandise from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the Farmers’ Market Upper Lot in downtown Rochester. “The summer Junk in the Trunk was a huge success”, said Stephanie Hellebuyck, Rochester Downtown Development Authority Events Coordinator. “Since the event in June, we’ve had an overwhelming number of participants and attendees ask if we could host another event in … [Read more...]

Cooking locally this summer

As July heats up, cooking with fresh produce from local farmers and farmers markets can be a way to keep things cool in your kitchen. “I personally love summer,” said Susan Baier in an email interview. Baier is a chef and instructor through Oakland Community College and the Culinary Studies Institute. Fresh seasonal produce in the mitten is one of this chef’s favorites because you get “the best flavor as it is harvested ripe from the vine,” she said. “Not to mention, the farmers are a … [Read more...]

Donate Non-Perishable Food at Movies in the Moonlight

The Rochester Downtown Development Authority has partnered with the Rochester Community Kitchen to collect non-Perishable food donations during the spectacular Movies in the Moonlight! You can drop off your donations during each of the Movies in the Moonlight dates at the donation box located near the Third Street entrance. Donations are also being accepted through September at Rochester’s Farmer’s Market, located at East Third and Water Street, every Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., … [Read more...]